A pack of Knicks fans from France attended a recent game at Madison Square Garden. When a player for the Denver Nuggets shot an air ball, one of them reflexively shouted in French, “Oh là là! Mettez vos casques!”
The expression — loose translation: “Oh, my! Put on your helmets!” — and the broad American accent he put on triggered rounds of knowing laughter among his friends in the stands.
It was a nod to George Eddy, an American-born sportscaster with little resonance outside France but perhaps the man most responsible for introducing the country to the N.B.A. French fans can’t help but narrate games in his thickly accented voice. Read More via NYTimes.